2017 Met Gala

2017 Met Gala

Updated May 02, 2017 at 12:31PM EDT by Matt.

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The 2017 Met Gala or the 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit was a formal event held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to raise money for the Costume Institute, the only department of the Met that must fund itself. The festivities are mostly know for the elaborate formal attire worn by the gala's celebrity guests.


Held on the first Monday in May every year, the Met Gala is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's costume department.[1] To celebrate the festivities, it is generally expected that the high-profit celebrity guests of the event wear some of the most elaborate and outrageous costumes from the fashion world's biggest names.

On May 1st, 2017, the Met Gala was held at that Metropolitan Meseum of Art in New York City. Celebrities such as P. Diddy, Rihanna, Madonna, Jaden Smith, Kylie Jenner, and more were in attendance. The event was a hit on social media as people offered praise, criticism and jokes about the night's attendees.



Before arriving at the event, singer Rihanna became the most anticipated attendee to arrive at the Met Gala with #WhereIsRihanna trending before hand. Many on Twitter posted their excitement to see see the singer's outfit for the event.[2][3]

Junie B. Jawn++ @LeyahSmith Where is Rihanna? | want to see Rihanna. You know exactly why l'm here Black Or White Yink1234 #metgala Waiting for Rihanna like

Rihanna's entrance did not disappoint fans. Twitter user @JAYLALAREINA posted a video to her arrival along with the caption "RIHANNA WINS. RIHANNA IS UNDEFEATED." The post received more than 5,500 retweets and 8,600 likes in the first 15 hours.[4]

More users uploaded pictures Rihanna's dress, proclaiming her one of the best dressed at the event (shown below). Twitter published a Moment about the excitement surround Rihanna's attire.[5][6]

Relaxed Diddy

At the event a picture of music mogul, rapper and producer P. Diddy relaxing and posing on the steps outside the Gala went viral. Diddy tweeted a picture (shown below) of him on the stairs as girlfriend and recording artist Cassie posed for cameras with the caption "I was getting tired so I laid down on the stairs!!! #METGALA." The tweet received more than 30,700 retweets and 56,600 likes in the first 24 hours.[7] Twitter published a Moment to document fan excitement over Diddy's pose.[8]

Sean Diddy Combs @diddy I was getting tired so l laid down on the stairs!!! #METGALA

Jaden Smith's Dread Accessory

Recording artist and actor Jaden Smith appeared at the event with his cut dreadlocks in hand. The move was considered to be very confusing, bordering on alarming to people on Twitter. Many people began posting jokes about his unconventional accessory. Twitter posted a Moment on the reaction to Smith's dreadlocks.[9][10][11]

Michael Sentino @MichaelSentino Jaden Smith and his dreads #metgala Four Pins @Four_Pins somebody's gotta say it maybe jaden smith is actually too woke for his own good

Kylie's Bathroom Selfie

Breaking the Met Gala's no selfie rule, which was imposed in 2015 by the event's chairwoman Anna Wintour, Kylie Jenner posted a celebrity-filled bathroom picture to Instagram.[12] The post received more than 2.9 million likes within the first 24 hours. The picture included Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky, Elizabeth Chambers Hammer, Brie Larson, Lily Aldridge, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Paris Jackson, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Ashton Sanders and Slick Woods.[13] Twitter published a Moment regarding the picture on May 1st.[14]

Various Examples

Marc @MarcSnetiker Priyanka and Nick just invited u to their parents' mansion for the weekend and the last survivor gets $1 million ra Madison III @ira Did we really need another reboot of Annie #MetGala Spencer Pratt @spencerpratt the craft 2017 reboot

@ziwe me: it's time to get up and go to work also me: Jarett Wieselman @JarettSays When you're on the #METGala sidelines but ready to sub in at a moment's notice Marc @MarcSnetiker you might want to mute me for the next three hours #MetGala

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